Zeeland BridgeEdit profile
The Zeeland Bridge (Dutch: Zeelandbrug) is the longest bridge in the Netherlands. The bridge spans the Oosterschelde estuary. It connects the islands of Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland in the province of Zeeland.
The Zeeland Bridge was built between 1963 and 1965. At the time of its completion, it was the longest bridge of Europe. It has a total length of 5,022 metres, and consists of 48 spans of 95 metres, 2 spans of 72.5 metres and a movable bridge with a width of 40 metres.
The province of Zeeland paid for the construction of the bridge, and the costs were recovered by levying tolls for the first 30 years.
Coordinates: 51°36′40″N 3°53′23″E / 51.61111°N 3.88972°E / 51.61111; 3.88972